State Fair Headlines

WCCO-TV Previews 'Since We Last Met' Before Minnesota State Fair DebutThis year, WCCO-TV is doing something different at the Minnesota State Fair. We are taking people on a trip down memory lane.
93-Year-Old Retired Upholsterer Puts Work On Display At State FairA Minnesota man who's mastered the craft of upholstery is ready to put his work on display. World War II veteran John Spencer has been on a roll making bedroom benches and is showing off his craft at the state fair for the first time-- at the age of 93.
Preparations, Judging Underway At Minnesota State FairgroundsThe fun, the flair, the food. The State Fair is so close, you can almost taste the corn dogs. The Great Minnesota Get Together is less than two weeks away, but there's a lot of hard work to be done before everything is ready.
MN State Fair Baking Legend Marjorie Johnson Turns 100Marjorie Johnson is celebrating a birthday most people never see. She turns 100 years old on August 9th, but she celebrated a week early with her friends at the YMCA in New Hope, where she exercises 3 days a week, every week.
State Fair Releases List Of 53 New BeveragesAmong the 53 newly-announced beverages are such options as a Cotton Candy Cream Ale, a Honey Bee Lavender Honey Meat, and a Lemon Drop Shandy.
Giant Cornstalk, Goat Booth Are Among State Fair's New AttractionsOne of the most Instagram-friendly may be the Minnesota Corn Fairstalk. The 24-foot-tall art installation celebrates Minnesota agriculture.
No More 'Donut Syringes' At State Fair Over Sustainability ConcernsThe Hangar was to feature a tray of donuts customers could fill themselves using three disposable syringes filled with different confections.
State Fair Job Fair Slated For Wednesday AfternoonNeed a part-time summer job that only last 12 days? The Minnesota State Fair is hiring.
State Fair Makes Newsweek's Best Summer Festivals ListThe Great Minnesota Get-Together, which attracts more than 2 million visitors annually, is alongside celebrations in places across the world including Taiwan, Russia and Kenya.

'Since We Last Met' Highlights

WCCO-TV Previews 'Since We Last Met' Before Minnesota State Fair DebutThis year, WCCO-TV is doing something different at the Minnesota State Fair. We are taking people on a trip down memory lane.
WCCO's Christiane Cordero Shares 'Coming Out' Letter To Younger SelfSo often with Pride the message is to love each other despite our differences. Along the way, remember to love yourself too.
Minnesota Heroes: Reg Chapman, A Gulf War Veteran, Returns To KuwaitWCCO-TV's Reg Chapman and photojournalist Tom Aviles have been sharing stories all week from the Minnesota National Guard stationed in Kuwait. They've been powerful stories of leadership, service and support from back home. Now, we focus on the storyteller.
Minnesota Heroes: Soldiers Maintain Businesses Back Home While Serving In KuwaitWithout the support of family back home and their military connections, both businesses would be hard to maintain. These business owner soldiers say technology has helped keep them up to speed.
Concerns April Snow Will Set Minnesota Farmers BackWestern Minnesota saw some of the worst of this snow storm. In Montevideo, residents once again woke up to falling snow.
Mothers Who've Lost Sons To Opioid Epidemic Band Together In SupportThey come from Bloomington to Elk River, from Medina to Maple Grove, and they never would have met had life gone their way — six moms who go by a new name when they're together.
'I'll Lead From The Heart': Sen. Amy Klobuchar Confirms Presidential BidSen. Amy Klobuchar announced Sunday she is running for president, joining a large pool of Democratic candidates who have already formed exploratory committees.
Historic Cold Can’t Stop Fort Snelling Nat’l Cemetery’s Rifle SquadEven in minus-20-degree weather, Fort Snelling National Cemetery's volunteer rifle squad and color guard never miss a service.
Cars Refuse To Start In Frigid AlexandriaAlexandria is one of the coldest spots in the nation Wednesday.
Sheriff: Jayme Closs Found Alive In Wisconsin, Suspect ArrestedThirteen-year-old Jayme Closs, who went missing almost three months ago, was located Thursday evening, according to the Barron County Sheriff’s office.
100-Year-Old New London Man Finds Fountain Of Youth Through MusicAging gracefully is something we all hope to do. For some it's harder than others, but it appears to be no problem for a New London man.
'Is He Giving It CPR?': Body Camera Captures Driver Helping SquirrelBody cameras from a Twin Cities police department captured officers giving high-fives to a young driver after he appeared to successfully give CPR to a stunned squirrel.
WCCO's 'Pulling Together' Raises $146K For FraserIt's a wrap for Pulling Together 2018. With the help of you, our viewers, we raised more than $146,000 for Fraser.